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EBT benefits early

Due to the government shutdown, multiple programs have not received their standard federal funding. We are doing our best to minimize harm to our residents to the greatest extent possible during this challenging time. Here's what you need to know: 
1. February EBT benefits for CalFresh will be released by January 20 for most people. This is the entire payment for February, so please budget carefully. 
2. The EBT system will continue to function during the government shutdown. Benefits do NOT need to be spent before the end of January.
3. Should the federal shutdown continue through February, Californians who utilize CalFresh food assistance could be affected for March benefits. We will keep you informed as we learn more. 
4. The WIC program has adequate funding for Shasta County clients through March 2019.
5. CalWORKs, Nurse-Family Partnership, Medi-Cal and other health services programs will not be financially impacted by the government shutdown.


CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), also known as SNAP, is a federal nutrition program that helps people with low or no income purchase healthy food. Benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can be used at most grocery stores and farmers' markets.

To receive CalFresh benefits, your household income and resources must meet certain limits. The amount of CalFresh benefits your household may be eligible for is determined by income and family size.

Applying for CalFresh is easy! 

You can provide an application online, in person, by mail or by fax. Click here for details on how to apply.

Learn more about what CalFresh can do for your family, and if you're a student, here's what you need to know.

Click here for more information on the interview process.

Having difficulty with the paperwork? Community Health Advocates (CHAs) are available in all of our regional offices and can help with: 

  • CalFresh and Medi-Cal applications
  • Referrals to community resources for help with utilities, housing, transportation, employment, etc.

Para assistencia en espaƱol llame 224-4879 o 335-6701. For assistance in Mien call 224-4877.

CalFresh Outreach Toolkit provides outreach materials for community partners interested in increasing CalFresh participation.


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